The Department of Podiatry specialises in the management and treatment of disorders affecting the lower limb. Podiatry can significantly improve a person’s quality of life by promoting and maintaining mobility.
We are a multidisciplinary foot clinic which aims to reduce lower extremity ulceration and amputation of patients with diabetes and other diseases.
Our areas of interest include:
- Diabetes and vascular complications.
- Foot ulcer management.
- Specialist footwear and orthotics.
- Patient education.
We provide the following services:
- Comprehensive assessment of the lower limbs.
- Specialist screening assessing nerve and vascular supply.
- Ulcer debridement.
- Referral for footwear.
Our daily inpatient and outpatient clinics run Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
Access to the service is available to patients of the Diabetes Centre, who present with acute diabetic foot complications such as ulceration, gangrene, diabetic-related amputations or Charcot’s arthropathy.
Patients may also be referred by consultants or clinical nurse specialists within Connolly Hospital and Public Health Nurses, GP and Podiatrists in the community
For all other routine care such as nails and callous please see list of podiatrists and chiropodists.
If you are over 65 with a medical card and have diabetes you may qualify for a chiropody card in Dublin or Kildare.
You can obtain these forms through your GP or the Health Service Executive
Health Service Executive, Chiropody Section, Ballymun Health Care Facility on 01 846 7349.
Health Service Executive, Chiropody/Podiatry Section, Naas, Co. Kildare on 045 920000.